Nicola Zingaretti e Virginia Raggi are accused by the prosecutor’s office Court of Auditors Lazio for having contributed to cause damage to the Treasury for a total 70 million of Euro. Along with them others 24 politicians who hold or have held roles within the former in their respective mandates province of Rome, today Metropolitan City. An account that rises to share 90 million if we consider the approx 20 million Euros contested to the 11 former members of the board of directors Bnp paribas. The story is known and concerns the affair linked to the “unusable” building of Luca Parnasi to Eur Castellaccio, sold to the former Province in 2012 for a figure of approximately 220 million euros, when he was the president of the organization the current governor of Lazio and national secretary of the Pd. In Bnp 20 properties merged, partly unsold and partly depreciated. The first Capitoline town, which is also mayor of the Metropolitan City, is instead challenged for having renewed the deal “by concluding the procedure for selecting the new Sgr, identified in Antirion, which formally took over the management of the Fund on 13.09.2019 “.
In addition to Zingaretti and Raggi, the Rome Guardia di Finanza has notified invitations to deduct to other representatives in view of the current regional and capitoline administrations. In particular, among the suspects stand out on the one hand Mauro Alessandri, current regional councilor for Transport; Massimiliano Smeriglio, former vice president of Lazio and current MEP Pd e Marco Vincenzi, regional leader of the Democratic Party; on the other Giuliano Pacetti e Paolo Ferrara, current and former parent company M5s in Campidoglio e Maria Teresa Zotta, Capitoline councilor and deputy mayor of the Metropolitan City. Also noteworthy is the presence, among the suspects, of Maurizio Venafro, historical head of Cabinet of Nicola Zingaretti (until 2015) sentenced to 1 year in prison (suspended sentence) in the Middle World trial, which according to those who investigated would have been part of the working group that in 2012 completed the transaction, “despite the perplexities” of a study by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.
As said, the Eur Castellaccio tower was owned by Parnasi, today the main defendant in the trial related to the investigation on the AS Roma stadium The purchase was made despite “the property was unusable and therefore not usable for the purposes for which it was intended”. The payment of the building was possible thanks to the establishment of a fund at Bnp Paribas lasting for 3 years (deadline 2015) which brought together 20 prestigious properties owned by the provincial body. After more than 7 years from the establishment of the Fund – reads the invitation to deduct – “only 7 real estate complexes were disposed of, resulting in the sale of euro 169,779,686, against the value at the time of contribution estimated at euro 193,937,000 “; the income therefore “was less than € 24,157,132”. Furthermore, “with the exception of the two Carabinieri barracks, the proceeds from the sale of the decommissioned properties were significantly lower than the initial transfer value”, while “at 31.12.2019 there are still 10 properties to be disposed of” which have undergone “a strong at 29,099,000 euros “.
Compared to the act of formal notice sent in March 2019 the hypothetical damage allegedly decreased and, above all, the ex-president of the Province came out of the investigation – which included 105 people – Enrico Gasbarra, and the former mayor of the Metropolitan City, Ignazio Marino.